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Create Non-overlapping (cascading) Figure Windows

version 1.0.0.0 (802 Bytes) by Michael Kleder
Creates figures as usual, except puts them in non-overlapping locations.

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Updated 07 Oct 2005

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FIGUREC - create a figure window in a non-overlapping (cascading) location

USAGE:

figurec
figurec(...)
h=figurec
h=figurec(...)

FIGUREC acts just like the MATLAB FIGURE command, with all arguments passed through, except that the new figure is created a little to the right and down from the highest numbered figure currently existing, so that they won't overlap. If moving the location would push the figure too close to the edge of the screen, then the new figure is created in the default location as usual. (Subsequent figures will again be cascaded.) An optional figure handle is returned according to the usual FIGURE calling syntax.

EXAMPLE:

close all
for n=1:20
figurec('color',rand(1,3))
plot(0,0);title('Sample')
end

Cite As

Michael Kleder (2020). Create Non-overlapping (cascading) Figure Windows (https://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/8670-create-non-overlapping-cascading-figure-windows), MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

Comments and Ratings (3)

Eddie

Just tried it with 2014b and it fails where it tries to find the latest figure object:
f = max(f)
I replaced it with f = f(1) and it seems to work.

Eddie

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R14SP2
Compatible with any release
Platform Compatibility
Windows macOS Linux
Acknowledgements

Inspired: Cascade